Teaching students how to think and analyze are important goals of today's teacher. See how one high school teacher uses a two day lesson to get students to analyze texts and develop more critical ways of thinking.
lori dolezal's insight:
What a wonderful method for establishing foundational analysis skills!
This site offers tools and strategies for teaching with documents in the classroom. It contains thousands of primary source documents from the National Archives and allows teachers to build interactive lessons with these documents.
Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey have assembled a great collection of literacy resources, inlcuding tips for reading comprehension, writing, collaboration, and 21st century skills. This site includes links to powerpoint presentations and relevant research.
What really is complex text and how will it help prepare my students for college and career? How will understanding text complexity help me select rich, worthy texts for instruction in my own classroom?
This report will describe the CCSS initiative and its current status. It will discuss how the initiative came about, briefly describe the changes in instruction the CCSS call for, assess the current state of implementation, describe the views of supporters and critics, and discuss some of the keys to ensuring that the standards deliver on their promise.
CCSSO recently launched an iTunes U site full of toolkits and resources tailored to grade levels and focused on everything from making the case for the Common Core to shifts in ELA and Mathematics to assessments and evaluation.
Students who read with understanding at an early age gain access to a broader range of texts, knowledge, and educational opportunities, making early reading comprehension instruction particularly critical.